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Frisky And Mannish – Just Too Much (Underbelly Productions by arrangement with United Agents)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

#FriskyandMannish (there are lots of hashtags involved in this production) are back. Still filling the giant Udderbelly, still belting out tunes and skewering everything that’s wrong with pop culture. Their theme this year is superstar meltdowns, though it does feel like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and pals are pretty easy targets. There are still some moments of brilliance: a takedown of pop music’s appropriation of feminism (or, #feminism) is glorious. But it feels like some of their former intelligence and wit has been been lost, replaced by juvenile shouting matches. Admittedly, a few of the references are lost on me- I can’t claim much knowledge of chart music (#humblebrag). Frisky and Mannish are still #great, they just need to get their #spark back.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5